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Breakfast Topic: Who should play your character in the WoW movie? {WoW}

Oct 27th 2011 3:46PM I want Tom Baker to play my mad, overly exuberant, Draenei mage. And Brian Blessed for my Draenei hunter. Between the two of them, there would be no scenery left unchewed. It would be awesome.

I will also join the queue of people wanting to cast Alan Rickman. I'd like him for my worgen bear, who is a basically decent bloke, but with a PhD in Sarcasm.

BlizzCon 2011: Mists of Pandaria trailer {WoW}

Oct 21st 2011 4:17PM The feeling I'm getting now is like when I was a small child who adored all Star Wars related stuff...the movies, the books, the action figures, you name it, I was into it.
And then one sad day I sat down in front of the telly. And saw the Star Wars Holiday Special.

Breakfast Topic: How many rolls did it take to get your character right? {WoW}

Oct 8th 2011 6:52PM My first main was a night elf hunter and by the time I was level 40 or so I already knew that I hated her. Around about that time I encountered the awesomeness that was a draenei shaman. For some reason, partly because back in those days level 40 seemed like a a major time investment, and also because I really liked her pet (yeah I know, a silly reason) I perversely stuck with my original toon till 70. Then rolled my shaman and never looked back.

I still have that hunter and occasionally make an effort to play it (a race/gender change and the ability to have rhino pets has helped a little) but so far haven't made it past 80.

Breakfast Topic: What holiday does Azeroth still need? {WoW}

Sep 28th 2011 8:23PM Festival of the Green around March 17. The story behind it: long ago a prophet of Seratus fled Northrend and attempted to set up a new temple high in the mountains of Dun Morogh/Durotar only to be driven away by the hard-drinking, hard-smiting dwarven priest Padraig. Every year on the anniversary of the snake-prophet's death, his followers make pilgrimage to the runs of his temple and attempt to resurrect him and make a general nuisance of themselves.

The holiday boss fight would be around defeating the snake-prophet before he can rise again.

There would be other games/quests too, such as a treasure hunt: green-dressed kobolds, driven from their caves by the snake cult's invasion of the mountain, appear in the open world, marked by a rainbow, and if you can defeat them and take their candle, you'll win a pot of gold with a random prize inside it, which might be a trinket, gold, holiday vouchers or a booby prize.

Vendors would sell holiday gear for prize tokens, but instead of being white quality gear it would be very basic uncommon gear (with say a +1 t stats) so it could be used for mogging. It could be a green recolour of a classic armor set.

Meanwhile, folk singers infest the taverns of Ironforge, singing the praises of brave Padraig in various off-key ways. One of your dailies involves pelting them with potatoes or shouting them a stout, depending on your attitude to folk music.

If you're very very lucky on your travels during this time, you may find the extremely rare four leaf clover (random world spawn anywhere). Looting it gives you an epic.

There is also a daily that has you take a bombing run over the vicinity of Ironforge Airport, where the snake trolls are causing trouble.

And there is an optional quest which will award extra tokens – snake-whacking! Whack x numbers of snakes, with a slight twist….The snake-cult trolls utilize a mini-version of the corrupted blood plague or scourge plague: the snakes that you whack can infect the unwary with their bite, turning you into a big green troll that ravens around infecting others till it starves. As with the scourge invasion, when "trolled" you can group and communicate with other trolls, whether alliance or horde.

However it would need to have a few checks and balances so it didn't cause problems for people who aren't into this, eg. sanctuary areas, key NPCs being immune, and maybe a cheap item that you can get from vendors that awards player immunity (from both infection and being ganked by trolls).

Breakfast Topic: What skills would you like to see in WoW? {WoW}

Sep 17th 2011 11:26PM Absolutely yes to knitting! We need a very long stripy scarf to go with the mage tier 12.

Breakfast Topic: What skills would you like to see in WoW? {WoW}

Sep 17th 2011 11:23PM I'd like it if leatherworkers could make saddles that could be applied to hunter pets (or consenting druids) to make them into mounts. Although my draenei hunter would look pretty silly riding on his seagull pet.

Blizzard releases customer support how-to videos {WoW}

Sep 16th 2011 5:47PM The female narrator sounds just like the safety instructions recording that I've heard on countless Air New Zealand flights over the years. This is strangely reassuring. I was expecting her to tell me how to inflate my lifejacket and jump on the escape slide next.

Breakfast Topic: How do you let off steam? {WoW}

Jun 5th 2011 6:49PM I go and kill/skin large numbers of crocolisks. Or spend a while making life unhappy and much shorter for those herds of mammoths that run around outside Dun Niffleheim.
My druid doesn't get much play anymore since the Death of the Tree, but there's nothing cheers me up more than standing neck deep in the biggest pile of furry corpses that I can create.
This also works quite well for late night insomnia, although archaeology or playing a warlock is even better for that particular complaint.

Breakfast Topic: Give me your best mount {WoW}

Apr 7th 2011 4:00PM I would like a druid mount. Not in any rude sense.
The Spirit of the North, flying above Coldarra, would be another awesome mount. As would a hyena.

And I would like some non-armoured riding cats that use the standard big cat (not the hunchbacked riding saber) model. A frostsaber huntress or the ghost one from Darkshore would be favourite.

Breakfast Topic: Where in Azeroth would you make your imaginary home? {WoW}

Mar 29th 2011 8:02PM So many choices.
Some of my characters have their own imaginary homes.
My mage's one is the little hut in Frosthold. He's a draenei so he barely fits in there, but I always imagined him to prefer living in the mountains.

My warrior lives on the coast of Silverpine forest. She logged off there in peace and quiet and when she logged in after the cataclysm it was infested by orc sea-pups...but it's still a lovely spot.

If Azeroth was real and I lived there, I think I'd settle in Thundermar or Kharanos. I love dwarf architecture, especially the Wildhammer kind, and the zones themselves remind me rather of parts of NZ's South island.

And when I want to get away from it all and have a bit of sun, I'd go camping in that hut with the tauren druid outside on the twilight ridge in Nagrand...the place with all the red stripy snakes and the eternally alarmed birds. Or have a budget backpacker's holiday in the lovely Revantusk village inn.